High-speed, high-resolution optical coherence tomography with use of femtosecond lasers

J. G. Fujimoto, B. E. Bouma, G. J. Tearney, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, M. E. Brezinski

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High-speed and high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful technology that enables the performance of optical biopsy, the in situ imaging of tissue morphology in vivo and in real time. OCT imaging constructs cross-sectional images by measuring echo delay and the intensity of optical backscattering from internal tissue structures. Femtosecond solid-state lasers are a powerful enabling technology for performing OCT because they have short pulse durations, resulting in short coherence lengths, and are tunable across a range of wavelengths. Femtosecond lasers can produce high average powers and thus enable real-time imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163
Number of pages1
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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